Yankees slugger Rizzo out for season with concussion aftereffects

By Kyung-yoon Kim = New York Yankees slugger Anthony Rizzo, 34, has been ruled out for the season with concussion symptoms.

“Rizzo was recently evaluated by a doctor and was told that he is feeling better, but it is unlikely that he will be able to return this year,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone told local reporters before the team’s Major League Baseball (MLB) home game against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium in New York, U.S., on May 6 (local time), adding, “Rizzo will not play the remainder of the season and will focus on his recovery.”

Rizzo was injured on May 29 while playing first base against the San Diego Padres.

After being hit by a hard throw, Rizzo collided with opposing first baseman Fernando Tatis Jr. while tagging him, causing him to take a blow to the head.

Rizzo’s condition was unnerving to say the least: He took off his hat and wobbled to the ground.

The Yankees immediately replaced Rizzo, who was taken to the hospital for a full examination, including a concussion test.

They didn’t find anything wrong. Rizzo returned to the field after four days of rest.

However, Rizzo was never the same again. After batting .304 before the injury, Rizzo batted just .172 after his return.

Rizzo was later diagnosed with cognitive impairment, a type of post-concussion syndrome, during a medical evaluation last month.카지노사이트

Rizzo was placed on the injured list (IL), ending his 2023 season early.

Rizzo is a four-time Gold Glove winner and the Yankees’ starting first baseman.

Rizzo made his MLB debut in 2011, and over the course of 12 seasons, he hit 283 home runs.

After hitting .224 with 32 home runs and 75 RBIs in 130 games last season, Rizzo was eligible for free agency and signed a two-year, $40 million contract with his hometown Yankees.

This season, he batted .244 with 12 home runs and 41 RBIs in 99 games.

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